Computerized Risk Assessment in an Employee Population

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 26, 2010
University of New Mexico
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brief Summary:
This is a study to determine whether a computerized risk assessment and focused patient provider interaction can improve health outcomes in an employee population.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Behavioral: patient-provider interaction Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The overall goal of the proposed research is to test the effectiveness of a theoretically-based interactive behavioral and health risk assessment system to improve the mental and physical health outcomes of the primary care provided for the adult multicultural members of a university health center-employee-based practice. The new system will include:

  1. administration of a computerized behavioral and health risk assessment,
  2. calculation of an individualized risk profile for each patient participant,
  3. individual patient computerized video training in interaction focused on the risk profile,
  4. physician training in patient-provider interaction, motivational interviewing and counseling, and in referral and triage focused on the risk profile, and
  5. development of a negotiated care plan between patient and clinician for follow-up care.

Expected outcomes include changes in: risk category scores, utilization patterns, costs for health care services, and health stage of change indicators. Expected impacts (mediating variables) are: compliance with recommendations, health locus of control, differences in patient-provider interaction patterns and patient and clinician satisfaction. If successful, this methodology would contribute significantly to the health promotion goals of Healthy People 2010 and provide much needed evidence of how a behavioral and health risk assessment system can help to reduce ethnic health disparities of multi-cultural populations. This proposal is responsive to CDC's RFA for Health Promotion in the Workplace; in particular it responds to requests for strategy #6: Identification and evaluation of public health informatics and communication strategies and tools to improve health decisions, health alerting, health literacy, or health assessment among employees and employer.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Computerized Risk Assessment in an Employee Population
Study Start Date : June 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Satisfaction at time of visit
  2. Utilization of health services at one year
  3. Health outcome at one year

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Stage of change for health behaviors at one year
  2. Quality of life at one year
  3. Work performance at one year

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Employees who use University of New Mexico providers for medical care

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00153335

United States, New Mexico
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
University of New Mexico
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. Helitzer, ScD University of New Mexico Identifier: NCT00153335     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-OPHR-R01CD000122
R01CD000122 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: September 12, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 26, 2010
Last Verified: February 2010

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Health Risk Assessment
Behavior Change
Patient-Provider Interaction
Employee Health
Tobacco Use
Substance Use
Medication Adherence